by Sarah on 19. August 2011 in
The other night, my mom and I had the pleasure of throwing my sister a baby shower. It is not her first…or her second…this baby will be number three (all boys!). Sure, traditionally, you only have a shower for your first …but, I say- why not for your third? It was a perfect evening with some highlights worth sharing!
We kept it simple and stuck to the good stuff—sweets! The evening was enriched with a delectable chocolate cake, and a delicious watermelon raspberry salad. For any late-summer occasion, I highly recommend this refreshing (and easy) recipe!
Watermelon and Raspberry Salad
One 4 ½ pound watermelon- peeled, seeded, & cut into cubes.
One pint fresh raspberries.
Juice of one lemon.
¼ c. sugar.
Combine all ingredients. Let stand 30 minutes- tossing occasionally until sugar is dissolved. Serve chilled or at room temperature with vanilla ice cream, if desired.
Recipe from marthastewart.com
We’ve had our days of shower games galore…but for this occasion, we opted to keep the night more of an evening for socializing. Plus, by baby number 3, what games are left? However, we still felt the evening needed some kind of organized activity.
Since my sister’s baby remains nameless, and with the due date around the corner, we decided to focus an activity around trying to name her baby! My search for ideas on the internet was unsuccessful. So, I came up with a little to-do for generating some names for baby. If you’re looking for a shower idea…this one was a hit.
baby needs a name directions: As each guest arrives, have them fill out a prepared card (see above) with prompts referencing the names of men in their lives. After filling out the card, it is attached to their present and read aloud by the mama-to-be before opening each gift at present time.
This game was simple and fun. It gave present-time some spunk and ignited colorful conversations and insight about the guests. Not only did we all leave the party amused, the mom of the hour left with 200+ names to get her name juices flowing!
One of the best parts of having a shower for baby #3 is that the mommy-to-be has been around the block and already owns a lot of stuff! Gift time was particularly fun as we could indulge and step away from giving only the essentials. One of the best new shower ideas I came away with? Pajamas and comfortable options for mommy to wear post- baby! Love it!
Another perk of having a shower for #3, was that in the four short years since her last baby, endless products have hit the market that were not around for her older boys. It was a definitely a fun update on the latest gear!
I gifted one of my all-time favorite baby products- Fisher Price’s Precious Planet Whale of a Play Tub.
With this tub, baby can comfortably sit from infant to toddler stage, and mom can enjoy a hands-free bath time- without awkwardly juggling a slippery child! The best part of this tub is that it has a removable “baby stopper” insert that prevents babies from slipping until they’re old enough to sit up on their own. The play tub also comes with a removable toy bar to keep baby entertained. This tub has high ranks across the boards, and having used it- I too highly recommend it!